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View Poll Results: Do you sheath clean?
Yes, regularly 65 34.03%
Only if necessary 61 31.94%
My horse won't let me 2 1.05%
No, but I clean around my mare's udder etc. 37 19.37%
I get someone else to do it for me 22 11.52%
Ew! No! That's gross! I would never! 2 1.05%
I didn't know you should/could 2 1.05%
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post #71 of 80 Old 12-17-2012, 06:57 PM
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tammy was cleaned once a month around her teets and ill be polite on her hind quaters.
All the gildings were done with warm water and petrolium jelly vasaliene that loosens it all up and does not harm the skin and the flakes fall off.
I normaly reach deep inside past his sheif seal and work it round and it all comes out and the horse is clean.
I check trickys regulary as he has a cyst so I keep an eye on that and make sure the skins not broken and that its all right.
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post #72 of 80 Old 12-18-2012, 10:39 AM
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....so

On March 29th, my Percheron mare Gypsy gave me a surprise colt. We named him Ricky Bobby....

I never planed on having a colt. When I was looking for my first horse, I purposely chose a mare so that I wouldn't have to clean sheaths. But then SURPRISE...

So, being the "good father" that I am, we imprinted him right away and we've worked everything with him since birth. He picks his feet up for us, knows all of his gates and commands etc., etc....

Well, KNOWING that he would need his sheath cleaned regularly, I started routinely fondling his junk so that he would be used to it. True to form, this little guy didn't mind.....

Well, after weeks of groping my horse, I happened to be talking to our vet. She goes, "oh, by the way, we usually just clean it while we're floating their teeth, they're already sedated..." I was like wth, why didn't you tell me before! ...... well, at least he's "junk broke" now...

This is him at 8 months...

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post #73 of 80 Old 12-18-2012, 01:56 PM
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I always thought I would own a gelding and dreaded the sheath cleaning. Well, I ended up buying a mare instead.

The BO memtioned cleaning udders one day, after I had her for about 3 months. I had no idea I was supposed to be doing that.

She had so much black, goopy stuff between her udders that I almost gagged but she was so goood about it. She really seemed to enjoy being cleaned up and I can imagone how much better she felt with all of that yucky stuff gone.

I keep baby wipes in my grooming box and it is a normal part of our grooming routine now.
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post #74 of 80 Old 12-18-2012, 01:59 PM
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I always thought I would own a gelding and dreaded the sheath cleaning. Well, I ended up buying a mare instead.

The BO memtioned cleaning udders one day, after I had her for about 3 months. I had no idea I was supposed to be doing that.

She had so much black, goopy stuff between her udders that I almost gagged but she was so goood about it. She really seemed to enjoy being cleaned up and I can imagone how much better she felt with all of that yucky stuff gone.

I keep baby wipes in my grooming box and it is a normal part of our grooming routine now.
Yea, mine is pretty good about me cleaning between her udders also. I don't mind that as much as the thought of cleaning a sheath for some reason...
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post #75 of 80 Old 12-26-2012, 10:49 AM
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I used to be at barns where I had the only gelding so sheath cleaning was met with awkwardness, and the faces he makes never aids my defense. I think I'd much rather prefer a horse that hates it than one who loves it. I clean him at least twice a year, more if it's exceptionally muddy because he loves to roll and sleep in mud. I've gotten used to it though, people usually ask me to do it for them to avoid the awkwardness of it, and when their horses look a them like they're getting too familiar.

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post #76 of 80 Old 12-26-2012, 10:56 AM
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I have two gelding's. One of my horses - Golley - doesn't need it. He is always clean.
But Brisco needs it every now and then. I don't do it, but it needs to be done or else it gets really nasty and gets smegma.

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post #77 of 80 Old 01-24-2013, 11:45 PM
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As long as we are on the subject, I have a question. Why does a gelding with a black penis have black flaky crud and a gelding with a pink penis have beige colored crud?
Why does my Paint colt have a half black, half white penis with beige crud on the white part and black crud on the black part? Who knows!!!

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post #78 of 80 Old 01-27-2013, 01:13 PM
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8 month colt

draftguy he looks a great looking colt your doing well I take my hat off to you a super fine job and I think youll have a stallion in a million with manners to match many thanks for shareing your picture.
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post #79 of 80 Old 01-29-2013, 10:58 PM
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I clean the boys off normally three or four times a year. I always check for the bean at that time, and of course I clean them if things are looking a bit nasty, like they need to be cleaned. Found a large chunk of smegma on the old boy last year. It was about the size of one of those old school erasers. Nasty stuff! But old Joe sure appreciated me gettin' that nasty old thing out of his sheath. Been about a year since big Joe passed over, and I sure do miss that old boy. He would've been 27 this spring. And still loved his rides!

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post #80 of 80 Old 01-30-2013, 01:07 PM
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I clean my gelding as needed, about 4 times a year, with warm water, liquid ivory soap, and Vaseline. I have to ride/lunge the dickens out of him so that he is too tired to kick, before I even attempt. Seeing as I am 5'2 on a good day and he is 17.3 hands, he could easily kick me right in the face.
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